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Ancient Greek Piraeus Port Aqueduct, Wells, and 4000 Artifacts Found

July 14, 2020 - General
Archaeologists at work at one of the 8 digs at the Piraeus Port aqueduct discovery area.

Archaeologists excavating in Greece have uncovered a historic Piraeus port aqueduct and wells that date back over 2000 years, and about 4000 objects, many of them wooden, have been unearthed as part of this amazing discovery in the historic port of Athens. The Piraeus port aqueduct, wells and artifacts are helping researchers to better understand the history of Hellenistic and Roman Athens.

The remarkable find was made during a construction project to extend the Athens metro to Piraeus. This project entailed working at a greater depth than usual which resulted in the discovery of the ancient aqueduct, wells, and artifacts. Giorgos Peppas, the coordinator of the excavations, told Archaeology News Network that the ‘stations being built in Piraeus and the shafts sunk into the earth have been mostly dug in Piraeus squares and open spaces that had never been built over’. Excavators worked on eight sites during the digs.


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